[ at-hohm ]
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  1. Also at home . a reception of visitors at certain hours at one's home.

  1. done or used in the home; intended for one's home: a new line of at-home computers; at-home assignments for free-lance workers.

Origin of at-home

First recorded in 1740–45

Words Nearby at-home Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use at-home in a sentence

  • Doesn't it spur you on to feel how much we have to learn and how ignorant we are in our stay-at-home villages?

  • Until he went to Tilliedrum Jamie had been more a stay-at-home boy than most.

    A Window in Thrums | J. M. Barrie
  • You are the most stay-at-home person by way of a gentleman that I ever heard of.

    An Old Man's Love | Anthony Trollope
  • But in stay-at-home families, though the evenings are pleasant, I think they are seldom ideal.

    Girls and Women | Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
  • A penny a day does not seem such an insufficient minimum wage to a traveler, as it does to a stay-at-home person.

    Humanly Speaking | Samuel McChord Crothers

British Dictionary definitions for at-home


  1. another name for open day

  2. a social gathering in a person's home

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Other Idioms and Phrases with at-home


In one's own residence, town, or country. For example, Mary was not at home when I called, or Tourists in a foreign country often behave more rudely than they do at home. This idiom was first recorded in a ninth-century treatise.

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